Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced significant new features for HPE 3PAR to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation initiatives by providing self-service storage and self-improving infrastructure.
HPE 3PAR is an all-flash data storage array that enables high service levels and instant application provisioning for SMEs, large enterprises, as well as service providers.
The updates to HPE 3PAR include new predictive support automation with HPE InfoSight, new toolsets for automating and managing the 3PAR for cloud, DevOps, virtualization and container environments, and more.
“HPE 3PAR offers customers a flexible storage platform that easily adapts to any environment, which is critical as companies embrace new technologies and cloud native applications,” said Ivan Iannaccone, VP and GM, HPE 3PAR.
“The new functionalities announced today build on 3PAR’s tier-1 all-flash foundation, and provide the agility needed to keep pace with growing business demands.”
HPE InfoSight is a cloud-based AI platform for data collection and analysis. It can predict and automate resolution to problems and make HPE storage smarter and more reliable.
Its integration with 3PAR will allow customers to predict and prevent issues across infrastructure stack. The company said that InfoSight applies data science and intelligent case automation to minimize possibility of a known issue, and bring AI to data center.
3PAR is also a DevOps and container-friendly platform that comes integrated with Docker and Mesosphere DC/OS. HPE has now added support for Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift to it.
Along with these features, a new plugin for VMware vRealize Orchestrator has also been added to 3PAR for faster deployment and streamlining for storage management. Native infrastructure management toolchains have also been improved, empowering DevOps teams to be more agile.
HPE 3PAR now comes with new pre-built blueprints for configuration management tools including Chef, Puppet and Ansible, and language software development kits in Ruby and Python.
Support for HPE InfoSight, and extended application automation features is now available to HPE 3PAR customers at no additional charge.